The Big Coat Edit

Coat: £240, Gestuz at Asos. Jumper: £280, Bella Freud. Trousers: Finery London (old). Shoes: £225, LK Bennett. Bag: £280, The Jacksons

It’s that time of year again….if you don’t get it soon, there will be none left. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I usually say get your coat in August, but maybe it’s because of the warmer autumns we’ve been having, decent coats don’t really start dropping until now.

My tip for the new season is a grey coat. A modern alternative to the camel coat – a sleek, modern classic. I have this Gestuz one (a kind gift which actually feels like wearing a dressing gown) and a Gant crombie style which look really modern and go with EVERYTHING. I’ve added a few new styles along with the classics because let’s face it, when we’re parting with a fair bit of money on a coat…it needs to last.


Dior A/W

This is total outfit making territory – a good colour-block coat can really make an outfit ‘sing’. I saw an amazing red mohair one as part of the Boden Icons collection, but it’s not available yet – will keep you posted – I added the Boden one below, although not technically ‘colour’pop’, it still has that statement coat feel. And by the way, cool new brand Harris Wharf pretty much owns this trend – they make all their coats in a kaleidoscope of colours so if you love this trend, take a look.

1. Red wool coat, £295, Gant

2. Wool stripe coat, £179, Boden

3. Blue wool coat, £330, Harris Wharf


Chloe A/W

An eternal classic, I found my perfect pea coat in Jigsaw , and there is no looking back. The Next one is also great value, I borrowed it for Paris Fashion Week and it felt far superior than £55.

Coat: £79.99, Zara
Wool coat: £49.99. H&M

Wool coat: £55, Next

Wool cape: £85, Topshop


Michael Kors A/W

This trend comes around time and time again, looks like I’ll be keeping hold of my Zara crombie style, then. If a new investment, look for the sloping shoulder styles, they feel more relaxed and make great weekend wear. And monochrome or navy is the easiest style to work into your wardrobe.

1. Navy wool check, £69.99, H&M

2. Yellow check coat, £85, Next

3. Red plaid wool coat, £275, Madewell at Net A Porter

4. Monochrome wool coat, £89.99, Mango

Wool coat: £99.90, Uniqlo


Eudon Choi A/W

It’s a wardrobe staple. We all need one/ have one/ want one. Thank goodness they’re in fashion this season, too.

I am kind of obsessed with this Boden version, £399 (but a bit steep for me!)
1. Khaki coat with black faux fur trim, £89.99, Zara

2. Waxed black parka, £170, Whistles

3. Cotton parka, £59.99, H&M

4. Wool parka, £365, J Crew

5. Faille parka, £150, Iris and Ink at The Outnet

6. Sherpa lined parka, £99.95, Gap
There is also a new style I’m seeing around, a parka and a duffle coat hybrid (but without the thick toggle buttons) which feels smarter. I bought a navy version from Cos about 3 years ago and it feels relevant again (they even have an almost identical style online now).
£175, Cos

£149.99, Mango


Chloe A/W. Coach A/W. Suedette coat: £44.99, New Look

Faux fur coat; £110, Marks & Spencer


Length is important this season, and can add drama to a simple outfit.

Wool coat: £119, Zara
Wool coat: £180, Atterley


An eternal classic. Also loving the belted styles of the moment…

1. Wool coat, £250, Whistles

2. Wool wrap coat, £225, Topshop Boutique

3. Wool coat, £99.99, Mango

4. Wool coat, £59.99, Zara

Well, I hope that hasn’t exhausted you too much…


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